DJJ operates a Local Education Agency (LEA) recognized as the California Education Authority. Our LEA contains three High Schools that are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), in each of our correctional facilities. Each high school provides youth with curriculum that meets the California Department of Education requirements for High School and is similar to what students would receive in their local community. Youth are scheduled to attend school based on their individual academic needs. Our goal is to have each youth earn their high school diploma while they are with us. Youth whose commitment period is too short to fulfill the high school diploma requirements are given an opportunity to earn their GED. High School graduates and GED recipients may further their education and training by participating in post-secondary course work or Career Technical Education as space allows.
DJJ provides Special Education and English Learner services to all students who qualify with fully credentialed faculty. Education rights holders are encouraged to participate in the Individualized Education Program process for the youth they represent.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) sets out the requirements for the protection of privacy of parents and students, including privacy of student records. Generally, parents and/or students must provide written consent before an educational agency may disclose PII. However, there are exceptions to this general rule. Specifically, an educational agency must provide PII when ordered by a court, which the CDE has been ordered to do in this litigation. The CDE is obligated to inform the parent or student that the court has ordered it to produce documents and/or data that includes those individuals’ PII, and that such persons may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure. To that end, and to comply with FERPA, the CDE is requesting LEAs and SELPAs post the link to CDE’s website from February 1, 2016, through April 1, 2016. The link provides the Notice and Objection Form required by FERPA.
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High School Names and Locations
- Johanna Boss High School, is located within the O.H. Close Youth Correctional Facility in Stockton California (209) 944-6155.
- Mary B Perry High School is located within the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility in Camarillo California (805) 485-7951.
- N A Chaderjian High School is located within the N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility in Stockton California (209) 944-6444.
Headquarters Education Services
California Education Authority
Troy Fennel, Superintendent of Education
P.O. Box 588501
Elk Grove, CA 95758-8501
Voice: (916) 683-7754
FAX (916) 683-7769